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Summer in the Swiss Alpes

Summer in the Alps

The Swiss Alps are long established for their wide range of ski slopes, impressive scenery, and quaint, traditional villages, with holidaymakers flocking to resorts between December and April for their annual dose of skiing or snowboarding.

However, the Alps make a sensational destination all year round. Many ski lifts remain open, allowing for incredible hikes, mountain biking and even paragliding or simply taking the air and a hot chocolate in a mountain-top café.

Faern Arosa Altein and Faern Crans-Montana Valaisia are two charming resorts, sitting under the Faern Resorts umbrella, and are perfectly situated for a rejuvenating getaway throughout the summer months. Guests can experience a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and natural lake swimming.

At Faern Arosa Altein, guests can indulge in the resort's destination restaurant, Alpensand Panoramic Restaurant & Social Club. Situated on the top floor of the property, it boasts uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains. The resort also has a dedicated wellness area with an outdoor pool, as well as an indoor plunge pool, sauna, steam room, and heated pool. Guests of Faern will also receive a complimentary all-inclusive resort card for access to the resort’s lifts and other facilities.

Faern Resorts three picture spread

Similarly, Faern Crans Montana Valaisia sits within the globally renowned resort of Crans Montana and offers unrivalled proximity to the resort’s lifts. The property is also home to a selection of sociable dining and drinking spaces, including Eteila Brasserie, an all-day public restaurant helmed by Executive Chef, Lionel Mathier, and an intimate ground-floor hangout, Sewi Bar and Social Club.

The property’s Wellness & Spa area features an outdoor pool, where guests can soak up the sun and graze on fresh snacks from the outdoor bar, Sewi Pool Kitchen. A range of massages and treatments are also available, helping guests unwind after a day of mountain activities.

With many communal areas, Faern encourages a community atmosphere while allowing guests to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. The resorts pride themselves on curating experiences and encouraging exploration, making them the perfect destination for a summer retreat.

Faern Resorts three picture spread 

With several key sporting events taking place in Crans-Montana this summer, such as the Crans Montana Cirque au Sommest Festival in June, the Crans Montana OMEGA European Masters in August, the Arosa Classic Car Festival in August, and the Arosa Trailrun in September - guests have plenty of reasons to explore a holiday in the Swiss Alps out of peak season.

The starting rates including breakfast for Crans-Montana and Arosa start at 140 CHF.

Faern is a new collection of striking lifestyle resorts in the Swiss Alps where celebrations big and small make every encounter meaningful. Debuting with two hotels; Faern Arosa Altein and Faern Crans-Montana Valaisia, Faern is approaching each alpine destination with a fresh, new take inspired by the scenic sights and unforgettable vistas.

The brand name Faern has evolved from the German ‘Feiern’, meaning “to celebrate” and the English “fern”, an icon of mountain flora.  

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